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home : business April 24, 2017

ODOT extends deadline on grant demand
The Oregon Department of Transportation has extended the deadline on their demand for repayment of $377,152 in ConnectOregon V grant funds and payment of an additional $13,033 to meet the minimum requirement for matching funds for grants entered into in 2015 by Sisters Eagle Airport.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Two decades of digging in Sisters
Mike Scherrer has had a lot of jobs throughout his life. He's been a ski lift mechanic, a fabrication welder, a carpenter, a kayak instructor and guide, and a bridge builder. But there was always one talent he could rely on.

"I have this knack for running equipment," Scherrer said.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Sisters Cascade of Gifts has a new owner
One of Sisters' most iconic businesses is under new ownership.

Kara Lappe wasn't necessarily looking for a business opportunity when she headed to Sisters with her husband.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Nonprofit is unchaining dogs, one at a time
It all started with a dog named Chopper, who had been unhappily chained up in his owner's backyard in Portland for six long years.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Council denies permit fee waiver
City Councilor Richard Esterman stepped down from the dais at the March 22 City Council meeting to address the rest of the Council as a private citizen and business owner.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Sisters Bunkhouse marks first year
When Kathleen and Michael Blesius moved to Sisters and bought the two-story, yellow building at 114 N. Oak St., they weren't sure what they would use it for.

Would it be a whiskey bar? Maybe they would open a candy store. There were lots of options, but in the end they gutted and remodeled the former teahouse space and opened Sisters Bunkhouse in January 2016.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
City snapshot
• Keep your eyes peeled for a bit of guerrilla art in downtown Sisters this weekend. In conjunction with the High Fiber Arts Symposium to be held at FivePine Lodge & Conference Center, local students have prepared to "yarn-bomb" locations in town. Those locations remain classified, but will become highly visible once the action is undertaken.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Sisters Bakery changes hands
After 22 years of providing Sisters with delectable baked goods, Melissa Ward is turning over Sisters Bakery to new owners. Handing off the baton for an iconic business is not something to be taken lightly.

"The right people came through the door," Ward said.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Rainwater Café opens in Sisters
Rainwater Café, which opened recently in Town Square shopping center, has a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But many customers won't get past the display case filled with tempting pies, cobblers and jumbo cookies - all made by hand by co-owner Dera Rainwater.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Aviation board to revisit airport listing
After voting unanimously on March 7 to add Sisters Eagle Airport to Oregon's list of airports of state concern, the Oregon Department of Aviation decided to unwind that action last week after written testimony was left out of the record.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Major renovation at Sisters Coffee Co.
They didn't have a fire. They're not leaving town. All that yellow caution tape and unusual activity at Sisters Coffee Co. means that the Durham family is in the midst of a $295,000 renovation of their landmark business.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Airport lands on Oregon state listing - UPDATED; New Hearing
UPDATE: The Oregon Aviation board will re-hear the application of Sisters Eagle Airport to be included on Oregon's listing of airports of state concern in their April 20 meeting. The re-hearing was triggered due to public comment being omitted from the written record for the March meeting.

In a unanimous decision, the Oregon Department of Aviation (ODA) board of directors agreed last week to list Sisters Eagle Airport in Appendix M as a privately owned, public-use airport of State concern. ODA confirmed that the airport meets all three of the criteria for listing:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Apartment complex expected next year
If everything goes according to plan, a new 48-unit affordable-housing apartment complex will be providing housing by spring 2018 for renters who earn no more than 60 percent of the median income for Deschutes County.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Uber may be headed to Sisters
Sisters' city government is moving toward clearing the way for the Uber ride-sharing service to operate in town. Action by Sisters would complete the triangle of Central Oregon cities.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Sisters couple marks 10 years at café
Chris and Pam Wavrin are marking their 10th anniversary as the owners of one of Sisters' landmark restaurants - The Depot Café.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Angeline's Bakery marks 20 years in Sisters
Sometimes, a small turn in the road can set your course for the rest of your life. Angeline Rhett didn't start out back in the mid-1990s to be a baker and an entrepreneur. She was a seasonal worker fighting fire and trying to find a path to a career in cartography.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Mayor steps back from vote on forgivable loan
Last week, in a letter to the other four city councilors and City Manager Rick Allen, Mayor Chuck Ryan declared a conflict of interest regarding a planned vote by the council having to do with the City's proposed forgivable loan of $51,000 to Laird Superfood.

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Sisters FBLA is off to a good start
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a national student-based organization that is designed to promote the American free-enterprise system.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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